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Jodi Rave ending newspaper career

Nieman Notes April 29, 2009

Jodi Rave, a 2004 Nieman Fellow, is ending her newspaper career to write a book about Elouise Cobell and the Indian Trust Fund lawsuit. Rave worked for Lee Enterprises newspapers for 11 years, reporting on Native American issues. Read more

Fatima Tlisova to Receive Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism

Awards April 29, 2009

The Nieman Foundation will present the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism to current Nieman Fellow Fatima Tlisova on Thursday, May 7, 2009. An an investigative journalist, researcher and expert on human rights issues in the North Caucasus region of Russia, Tlisova is being honored for courageous reporting in the face of severe intimidation and physical assaults. Read more

Swine Flu: Reporting the Story

News April 27, 2009

Nieman Reports has published a comprehensive resource for journalists about coverage of a pandemic flu. The information comes from a conference held at the Nieman Foundation during the time when the concern about the potential of Avian Flu to evolve into a human flu epidemic was high. Read more

Jeb Sharp’s investigative series wins Dart award

Nieman Notes April 16, 2009

The five-part investigative series by 2006 Nieman Fellow Jeb Sharp, “Rape as a Weapon of War,” was among the recipients of the 2009 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma.  The series, produced for Public Radio International’s “The World,” examines the brutality of sexual violence in conflict zones and the medical, humanitarian, legal, and political response to it. Read more

Documentary produced by Mary Ann Jolley wins ‘Grand Award’

Nieman Notes April 16, 2009

The documentary "Jihad Sheilas," produced by Mary Ann Jolley, a 2006 Nieman Fellow, won the 'Grand Award' for Best News/Documentary at this year's New York Festivals Television Programming and Promotions Awards. The film, which traces the journey of two Australian women from the conservative heartland of regional Australia into the maelstrom of fundamentalist Islam, was also produced by Renata Gombac and Deborah Masters. Read more

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